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T'was I, Not You

June 23, 2008
By AmnyR BRONZE, Clifton, Texas
AmnyR BRONZE, Clifton, Texas
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To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person, you may be the whole world. ~unknown

T’was I who conquered
Mountains, valleys
Slayed the dragon
Saved the damsel
Freed the slave
And killed the tyrant.
And yet ‘tis you
My people bow to.
The coward who
In danger ran,
Trembled for fear,
Sold your friend’s life
For your own.
And still they cast me
From their sight,
I that gave
Myself for them,
They would have
My blood and bone.
But to you they
Bow and set upon
A gilded, polished throne.
And only I know
You deserve it none.

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This article has 5 comments.

loveyourself said...
on Jan. 22 2010 at 1:31 pm
this poem was great i loved how you have great aspiration!!!!!!!!

Z1316 said...
on Sep. 16 2008 at 2:14 am
Amny, great poem you need to write some more!! :)

abqrunner said...
on Sep. 11 2008 at 12:15 pm
I found this one after reading your second. How did I miss it before?? More great work! Keep them coming.

Blank said...
on Aug. 23 2008 at 2:11 am
i love this poem its great!!!keep writing and i will keep looking for more great poems!!

on Aug. 21 2008 at 4:58 pm
hey amny! ur poem was awesome! i loved it mucho! u r fabulous at writing poems! keep writing and get more poems published!.....i'm counting on it!